Bridgeport Office
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
P: (203) 371-8282
F: (203) 371-4229
Get Directions >>

Huntington Office
27 Huntington Plaza
Huntington, CT 06484
P: (203) 926-9929
F: (203) 926-1367
Get Directions >>


Invisalign® FAQ

Answers From Our Bridgeport & Huntington, CT Orthodontists

Thank you for choosing us as your preferred Huntington and Bridgeport orthodontic practice. Our orthodontists believe that every patient deserves a perfect smile, and that it should be one of his or her best assets. Whether you are a parent of a young patient or an adult looking to improve your smile, Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics will use the treatment option that best fits your unique orthodontic needs and goals. One of our popular orthodontic treatments is Invisalign, which we offer for teens and adults.

If you are looking to straighten your teeth but want to avoid the look and feel of brackets and wires, Invisalign may be right for you. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign is a discreet way to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. We understand that you may have a number of questions regarding this form of treatment, which is why we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about Invisalign below:

Q. How often must I wear my aligners?

A. You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

Q. Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?

A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

Q. Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

Q. Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

Q. Can I chew gum?

A. It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

Q. Can I smoke with the aligners in?

A. We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

Q. How do I keep my aligners clean?

A. Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

Q. How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

A. Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

Q. What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

Q. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.

Q. Does Invisalign work for kids?

 

 

Contact Us!

Should you have any questions about Invisalign that we have not already answered here, please feel free to contact our Bridgeport and Huntington, CT orthodontics offices during business hours and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. If you or a family member is interested in Invisalign treatment, please request an appointment with us. We hope to see you soon!

A. Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.

  
Serving the communities of
Ansonia • Bridgeport • Cos Cob • Darien • Derby • Easton • Fairfield • Greenwich • Milford • Monroe • New Canaan • Newtown • Norwalk • Orange • Oxford • Redding • Ridgefield • Rowayton • Saugatuck • Seymour • Shelton • Stamford • Stratford • Trumbull • Weston • Westport • Wilton • Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

4702 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606, P: (203) 371-8282, F: (203) 371-4229
27 Huntington Plaza, Huntington, CT 06484, P: (203) 926-9929, F: (203) 926-1367


2010 © All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist Website Design By: TeleVox®   Administration
Sitemap